Monday, October 22, 2012

Grey and White Desk With Hutch


Desks with hutches on top are a great invention.  I found this one at a yard sale and at first I passed it up because I really did not need another big project.  Then, I kept thinking about this piece later in the afternoon, so I sent Mr. Rubbish back to the sale to see if the desk was still there and to try to negotiate a better price than they offered me.  He accomplished both goals!


I was not crazy about the desk portion of this two-piece ensemble.  I think the dated drawer pulls were detracting from this desk's potential beauty.


The half clover shapes on the top are what I really loved about this piece.



I wanted a two-toned finish, so I painted the outer part of the desk and hutch with the same grey, custom mixed, Chalk Paint color I used on the cane back dining chairs.  I painted the inside of the hutch with Old White Chalk Paint.


For the drawer hardware, I wanted to keep it simple while complementing the clover arches on the top of the hutch.  I ordered inexpensive bin pulls from Ebay that had the same screw width as the existing hardware, for easy installation and no re-drilling of holes.


I painted and distressed the bin pulls to match the rest of the desk.




I love that this desk is both functional and beautiful now. Couldn't everybody use a desk with a hutch somewhere in their house?



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37 comments:

suzyq said...

I just love it - and would definitely love to have one of them at home!!!
Perfect color choices ( as usual )
Hugs,
Suzan

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

That is so pretty! I never cease to be amazed at the difference paint makes, throw in some new hardware, and it is like a completely new piece. Love it, you did a fabulous job. Glad you sent hubby back to get it!

Peggy said...

Amanda - this is the desk I've been looking for all my life (ok not ALL my life but for the last month anyway!) I love the detail on the hutch and it would look perfect in my dining room/office.....*sigh*. You really did a fabulous job of restoring it back to life!
Peggy @ The Painted Pear

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Love it's good "bones" and the colors are fabulous! I can always use another desk in my house!

MONICA LIVAS said...

Gorgeous! LOVE it!

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

Gorgeous Finish.

Cynthia said...

Great job, I like the colors you chose.

Cynthia

White Weathered Hutch, said...

You certainly found potential here. Love the transformation. I have a hutch and a desk in black...

Emily said...

As usual, I want it! It's perfect!

Terri said...

LOVE how these two pieces turned out...especially the gray outside and white interior!

It appears in the top picture that the desk may have had a "laminate" top...is that the case. I have yet to try the ASCP on laminate although I have been told it can be done.

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

This is really a pretty transformation to your hutch and desk! I have one upstairs that I've had since my college days, and it hasn't really changed much since then. You've given me some ideas for a cute way to revamp it at some point in the future. (Of course, I've got 2 bookcases, a coffee table, another table and 4 chairs to get to first!) Have a wonderful weekend!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

This is such a pretty set. I love the two tone color. Great job!

Deborah

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